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We are Walk DVRC! 我們是「行德」!
Welcome to the first issue of the Walk DVRC Newsletter! This publication aims to update you on the progress of the Walk DVRC initiative -- a vision to reshape Hong Kong by encouraging pedestrian-first environments. We will share information about upcoming events and let you know how other world-class cities are tackling the problem of urban deterioration brought on by car-centric planning. In addition, we will let you know ways in which you can get involved to help us move this important initiative forward. A people-centric DVRC is the first step toward a substantially enhanced and more liveable Central District that citizens can be proud of. We welcome your ideas and comments on any aspect of the project. Share your thoughts with us at info@walkdvrc.hk.

多謝訂閱「行德」通訊!「行德」期望藉著推動改善德輔道中行人環境的計劃,重塑香港。本通訊將定期出版,發佈「行德」的最新消息、活動,以及一些外國城市例子,看看她們如何解決以車為主導的城市規劃所帶來的問題;另外,我們亦會提供各種平台讓社會各界一同參與推動這個計劃。將德輔道中回歸人民,是改善中環商業區環境的主要一步,令這區更有活力,令香港人為之驕傲。歡迎各位來函表達對「行德」計劃的意見及想法,可電郵至
info@walkdvrc.hk
The Walk DVRC Story  關於「行德」
The Walk DVRC project is not a new one. Since 2000, architects, urban planners, walking enthusiasts and many others realized that a walkable DVRC was desirable as well as achievable. However, the time is right now to make this vision a reality. Infrastructure enhancements have changed traffic patterns. The public is increasingly supportive and demands more public space. Government officials and departments have endorsed walkability as a means of improving Hong Kong’s densely urbanized environment. A successful one-day trial has demonstrated that the closure of DVRC to most traffic can, indeed, be successfully accomplished. 
 
Our aim is to transform one of Hong Kong’s most central, polluted and least people-friendly stretches of road – from Pedder Street to Western Market – into an area that gives pedestrians and trams priority over other vehicular traffic. A walkable DVRC can serve as a core project for the overall improvement of Hong Kong’s deteriorating Central Business District.

Walk DVRC’s efforts also include undertaking research for the purpose of community education and outreach. The initiative strives to raise awareness and advance civic engagement with a view to influencing public policy to make Hong Kong a more liveable city.
 
「行德」計劃並非新鮮事:早於2000年,建築師、規劃師、關注可步行城市的團體等已發現提升德輔道中可步行性的好處及可行性,而綜合種種因素,現在正是將願景實現的好時機:各大型基建改變了交通運輸網絡;公眾對公共空間及環保城市的支持及需求日漸增加;政府認同提升可步行性有助改善香港高密度的城市環境;改劃德輔道中成為行人及電車專區曾成功試行一日,印證其可行性。

德輔道中是香港其中一條中心主道,其步行環境極不友善,它更是港島其中一條最污染的街道。「行德」目標將德輔道中、由畢打街至摩利臣街(近西港城)一段,轉化成為一片以行人及電車優先使用的空間。將德輔道中變得更「好行」,對於改善日漸失色的中環商業區,是主要的一步。

「行德」亦會進行以人為本的公共空間發展研究,作社區教育及推廣用途,以引起公眾關注,推動公民參與,對香港作為宜居城市的公共政策作出建議。
Apr 28, DVRC Friends Meeting 四月盟友見面會
Walk DVRC Friends support the Walk DVRC initiative in many ways. The project depends on help from its collaborators and supporters and Walk DVRC Friends, a group of people who are passionate about enhancing Hong Kong's environments. Let’s meet in late April for the purpose of discussing the possibility of any collaboration. The group welcomes our partners who always support us and also new members.
 
「行德」計劃需要各界於不同層面的協助及支持,才能成功推行。過去「行德」聚集了一班熱心於改善香港環境的戰友,誠邀戰友們出席4月下旬的聚會,傾談未來更多合作機會的可能性;「行德」亦歡迎新成員加入!
 
Date 日期:2017.04.28 (FRI) 6-8pm
*More details will be announced later 詳情將稍後公佈
What is happening worldwide? 外國在做,我們呢?
Gran Via, the main road in the city's heart in Madrid will only allow access to bikes, buses, and taxis by 2019 to combat pollution and climate change.
2019年前,馬德里市中心的主要大道格蘭大道,將禁止公共交通工具以外的車輛行走。
Singapore has revitalized a road into a walkable street taking the opportunity of the change of traffic patterns as a new MRT line is constructed. 
新加坡建設新鐵路線,政府乘機重新設計明古連街,改劃為行人路及單車徑,還新增巴士專道。
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